Discussion in 'Horse Health' started by RG NIGHT HEIR, Feb 24, 2018.
Bummer, I think that's what Tildren and Osphos are for?
Chip is doing better as of Wednesday.
He is more forward and is the goof himself again.Some jogging and walking for 20 minutes. I could maybe see a tiny bit short straight on left but nothing on right. Ears are up and happily jogging along.
Will give him another week off only some groundwork every other day and Bute him that day.
I also started Venice Turpentine ,will do that for 1 week.
Hopefully that will do it.
Got on him bareback yesterday walking him around so I can feel him better.He looks sound in both directions but felt weird when walking. His right shoulder muscle feels different than his left. Never felt that before. Could it be possibly from the balancing and he has to use his body different now? He always has been overloading his right ( could hear it when walking on hard ground) ,difficult to hear now with him being barefoot. Will have farrier come out again to check and see if he needs egg bars or something like that. No heat, he's happy, moving forward on his own.
If he was compensating for one leg over a longer period I wouldn't be surprised if he he had some muscle tenseness.
Maybe a massage would help?
You said he has always been overloading on one side- is this due to his conformation? Or is it possible that he had issues for longer than his current lameness?
Left is his club foot so maybe it's just the landing of the hoof? He was only trotting off when I first got him 3 yrs ago because his left club foot was a grade 3 and his hooves were all off by 8 degrees. Took a year to have him go evenly but the sound of overloading his right never went away. Yes,his shoulders are different too,which was much worse but better now,though not even.Right shoulder per Vet is higher due to the muscles not holding the scapula down as he is carrying weight more left when standing. He always stands with his left foot back .
Will restart Chiro and massage again.Im back to work now so have the $$ to pay for it.
Weird his puts his club foot back. A horse I had did the opposite, but his was more like a grade 1 club foot.
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